Leeds United had an official watch the match between Sarpsborg and Besiktas in Norway on Thursday evening.
It certainly doesn’t seem like the type of game for normal transfer scouting, so one would assume the Yorkshire club have someone specific in mind.
Leeds weren’t the only ones there, joined by officials from FC Koln and Real Mallorca.
One of the potential targets is Russian goalkeeper Aleksandr Vasyutin, who SA.no give the attention to.
He has a slightly complicated situation relating to a possible January transfer. FIFA will only allow a footballer to represent two clubs in any one season.
Vasyutin played for FC Lahti in Finland for part of their last season, which ran from April to October. In July he joined Sarpsborg, and he may be able to swerve the FIFA rule because they make allowances for different football calendar years.
Besiktas, as would be expected, won the match 3-2, but there was a scare with the Norwegians going 2-0 ahead. The goalkeeper for the Turkish side was Loris Karius, and he had another night to forget.
Jeremain Lens scored two for Besiktas, with Vagner Love getting the other. Rashad Muhammed and Tobias Heintz were the scorers for the home team.
Leeds United have been upping their window shopping recently as they do transfer groundwork ahead of upcoming markets.
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— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) November 29, 2018